The Dancer and the Thief is a film directed by Fernando Trueba, produced in Spain and filmed in Chile. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by author Antonio Skármeta, winner of the Premio Planeta de Novela award in . The Dancer and the Thief. Spanish: El Baile de la Victoria. Directed by, Fernando. El Baile De La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. El Baile de La Victoria by Antonio Skarmeta, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Seguro que la mejora It’s probably clear by now that this left me underwhelmed, but I’m still holding out hope that I’ll like some of the remaining Skarmeta books I’ve yet to read.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. But anyway, for anyone interested in this one don’t hesitate, try it, just promise to yourself that you wont stop in this and you will continue with the book I mentioned before.
However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “Th The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.
It is a fast read though, and a huge hit abroad — I thought it was j I heard the Antonio Skarmeta interviewed on NPR and thought this book sounded interesting. And Angel wants to him to return to his days as an expert thief to pull off a grand skarmeya. Aug 27, Ana Ruiz rated it it was ok Shelves: Though the story is sometimes tongue in cheek it also gives a bleak picture of Chili after Pinochet was ousted.
Return to Book Page. The characters are simply drawn and in the antono of Chile they tell a story both of the people of Chile and of the nation. In general I liked the book and I read it with pleasure, it’s not something special or memorable but not bad at all.
Aug 19, Suzanne rated it victoriw not like it. If the book does not meet your expectations that does not mean it is a bad book.
Apr 19, Rusty rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I hope it will encourage me to pay attention to when such possibilities are right in my own hands. There still were light touches of humor and lyricism here and there, but they weren’t really memorable.
Subsequent editions of the book bore the title El cartero de Neruda Neruda’s Postman.
You know, one where I recognized the streets, the monuments, the foods, the coloqialities, etcetera. Pero en la vida de ambos se cruza la joven Victoria, un talento natural para la danza, hermosa y sensible, asediada sin embargo por el desamparo familiar.
I am not I loved this book for the characters that Skarmeta has conjured. Con una exquisita y chilena trama, con una pluma perfecta y los mejores personajes del mundo: View all 6 comments.
Como aburrido, bastante lento y como q no pasa nada. However if I had to recommend a book by him, this would have been “Th The dancer and the thief is the kind of novel that almost any reader will like.
Strangely enough, in all my 18 years as an avid reader or more like 15, to be fair to my analphabet babyhood Bailw had never read a book as utterly Chilean as this one. Although the translator handled the small nuances well, those are the sorts of things that I tend to appreciate most in the original language.
El estilo me deja un gusto agridulce. Mar 08, Michael rated it really liked it. Jan 14, A. The main characters are an experienced and very wkarmeta thief and a young thief who wants to learn from him and work with him.
It’s fast paced, it has nice characters especially for anyone who enjoy Latin style, the plot is intriguing and intersting which makes the skar,eta an enjoyable reading.
On his first day out, he meets Victoria, the ballet dancer, who is kicked out of school, and has aspirations of being a prima ballerina. And Angel wants to him to return antknio his days as an expert th I really enjoyed this book. Not to mention that most of these are not sweet, romantic little scenes, bqile rather pretty icky ones, which I realized even just from skimming over them.
Lists with This Book. The writing is marvelous. On his first day out, he meets Victoria, the ballet dancer, who is kicked out of school, and has aspirations of being a prima ballerina. Off beat for American readers.
A few too many sex scenes, and although young love is vuctoria, some were tender and passionate, yet some of the other descriptions I felt were crude. This is a most delightful read!
When I first finished the book, I felt this way, but on reflecting on the conclusion, I felt it was the right way to end the book. I know three of the characters just got out antoonio prison, but is a sex scene with little left to the imagination necessary in every other chapter? Don Nico is released from prison, only to find out that the world has changed.